Originally Posted by kitchenelf
LOL on your signature - When visiting Utah during skiing season it was said - Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow you may be in Utah - that was a long time ago - the alcohol laws were very strange. You had to show proof of eating at the restaurant before you could sit at the bar and order a drink - and other things similar to that - very strange - I'm sure things are different now.
Actually . . .
Dauphine du Libre is a classic European bicycle race. I'm a guy, but the name Daphne du Libre was too good a tag to pass up. She may end up a character in a novel.
But surfing -- I just bought a board, a week ago. I live at the beach, bought a house 2 yrs ago about 8 miles inland from the Pacific and the mouth of the Columbia River. I've wanted to surf since I was about 14 (1964). Now I do.
I'm retired and life is an endless week-end bash. No kids, no spouse, just eat, drink, be merry . . . and surf. I like to cook at the beach. It often turns into a communal pot-luck beach feast.
Germanic and Dutch foods -- I'm a sucker for "Braut and Kraut" dill pickle relish, chopped onion, and Gray Poupon on a Kaiser roll.
I met a woman in Amsterdam online. She cooks up a traditional Dutch storm. She's always chatting and has a pot of potatoes, onions, peas, ham hocks on. The funny part is -- since it's legal -- she grows pot in her herbarium, off the kitchen. She's always commenting, "I put a bit in the soup, and the rest I smoked. *G* "